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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning

04 Jun 2018 until 08 Jun 2018

Professional short course that equips development planners and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design and improve M&E systems and move towards a participatory learning practice within projects, programmes and their organisations.

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Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change

18 Jun 2018 until 22 Jun 2018

Learn how to use participatory video to drive and mediate participatory and community-led change, in an ethical and contextualized way. 

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence

25 Jun 2018 until 28 Jun 2018

This course enables participants to expand their knowledge base of approaches to social protection, develop an understanding of the challenges in designing and implementing social protection programmes, and critically assess current evidence of what works in social protection.

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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

16 Jul 2018 until 20 Jul 2018

This professional development course equips development policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.  

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Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance

19 Feb 2018

This seminar presents findings from Juliet Millican's new book Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance, published by Routledge in October 2017, which uses a series of case studies to examine the roles played by universities during situations of conflict, peacebuilding and resistance and opens a discussion about the ways in which we, as teachers, students or administrators might respond.

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AAAS annual meeting

17 Feb 2018

The UK alone is committing over $6bn of official development assistance to research and innovation investment. The research community needs to respond to the challenges being posed, around development goals that involve both technical and social issues. 

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SenseMaker: Using Micro-Narratives for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

15 Feb 2018

In this CDI seminar, Steff Deprez will present the principles and practice of the SenseMaker methodology and provide examples of SenseMaker applications in diverse programmes for both monitoring and evaluation processes.

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Complexity & Development 2.0: From Agreeing We Should Adapt to Creating the Conditions that Enable Adaptation

13 Feb 2018

In this seminar, Yuen Yuen Ang urges that it's time to take our conversation on "complexity & development" to the next level: how to enable adaptation.

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Enhancing Operational Effectiveness? An Analysis of Pre-deployment Training for Rwandan Tactical-level Female Military Peacekeepers

12 Feb 2018

POSTPONED - new seminar date to be advertised soon

Is this seminar, Dr. Georgina Holmes explores how gendered peacekeeping roles and identities are constructed in the pre-deployment training programme for tactical-level military peacekeepers delivered by the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).

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Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia: Who Delivers, How and to Whom?

07 Feb 2018

This seminar sees the launch of the IDS Bulletin on Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia.

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The Local Developmental State

24 Jan 2018

This talk explores renewed interest in the local state playing a pro-active developmental role to secure sustainable and equitable local economic and social development – becoming what might be called a ‘local developmental state’

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Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

This course equips policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively integrate disaster risk reduction with adaptation to climate change, in the context of development and poverty reduction.

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Development Economics for Non-Economists

15 Jan 2018 until 19 Jan 2018

This unique course offers a stimulating, interactive, and entertaining introduction to the world of development economics.

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Can pastoralists help us respond to global uncertainties?

09 Jan 2018

Uncertainties are everywhere: climate change, financial crises, migration flows, infrastructure development, disease outbreaks and more. Yet contemporary institutions and policy processes are poor at responding to and embracing uncertainties, where we don’t know about either the likely outcomes or their probabilities. Too often political, procedural and professional pressures force us to ignore uncertainties, constructing problems and solutions in terms of manageable risk. In this seminar, Ian Scoones argues that we can learn much from those who live daily with uncertainty and make use of it as a productive resource.

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